Japanese midget submarine found in Papua New Guinea harbour






A wreck found under water in a Papua New Guinea harbour likely was a Japanese midget submarine from the Second World War.

Australian and New Zealand warships found it while working in the area to clear WWII-era explosives Thursday. Simpson Harbour is in the town of Rabaul, which was a major Japanese military base on the northeast coast of the South Pacific nation.

New Zealand Navy Lt. Commander Matthew Ray told Australian Broadcasting Corp. radio the find was initially identified as "a 20-metre (66-feet) long solid, man-made object." Closer inspection confirmed it was a submarine, although its nationality was not yet known, he said....



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